Prepping for Percussion-Palooza in Rock Falls

Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
The Rhythm-Quest Performance Ensemble practices Sunday afternoon in Tabor Gym at Rock Falls High School for Percussion-Palozza, which will be held at 1 p.m. March 2 at the school. Rhythm-Quest draws members from across the Sauk Valley and into eastern Iowa and Wisconsin. Percussion-Palooza is an educational and entertainment event feature a solo and ensemble competition for snare drum, melodic percussion, multi-percussion, and drum set for Middle School (grades 5-8), High School (grades 9-12) and Senior (post-secondary) level percussionists.
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Stephanie Swan of Geneseo practices Sunday afternoon in the color guard of the Rhythm-Quest Performance Ensemble. Rhythm-Quest will be hosting Percussion-Palooza, which will place an emphasis on performance. The top three preliminary performances will in each category at each level will receive awards. Individual champions will be announced and will perform at the event's premier showcase, with exhibitions from Rhythm-Quest and by The Knights Alumni Drum Line.
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Amboy's Paige Setchell plays the drum set during the Rhythm-Quest Performace Ensemble's practice Sunday at Rock Falls High School.
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Brian Haan of Rock Falls plays the vibraphone Sunday during the Rhythm-Quest Performance Ensemble practice. Rhythm-Quest is hosting Percussion-Palozza at 1 p.m. March 2 at Rock Falls High School.
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
The Rhythm-Quest Performance Ensemble practices Sunday afternoon in Tabor Gym at Rock Falls High School for Percussion-Palozza, which will be held at 1 p.m. March 2 at the school. Rhythm-Quest draws members from across the Sauk Valley and into eastern Iowa and Wisconsin. Percussion-Palooza is an educational and entertainment event feature a solo and ensemble competition for snare drum, melodic percussion, multi-percussion, and drum set for Middle School (grades 5-8), High School (grades 9-12) and Senior (post-secondary) level percussionists.

The Rhythm-Quest Performance Ensemble practices Sunday afternoon in Tabor Gym at Rock Falls High School for Percussion-Palozza, which will be held at 1 p.m. March 2 at the school. Rhythm-Quest draws members from across the Sauk Valley and into eastern Iowa and Wisconsin. Percussion-Palooza is an educational and entertainment event feature a solo and ensemble competition for snare drum, melodic percussion, multi-percussion, and drum set for Middle School (grades 5-8), High School (grades 9-12) and Senior (post-secondary) level percussionists.

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